Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

These Boys 'Crash' for Cash; $5000, 22 Drivers, 40 Laps, and a Lot of Twisted Metal

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

These Boys 'Crash' for Cash; $5000, 22 Drivers, 40 Laps, and a Lot of Twisted Metal

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

SPEEDWAY: Waft a handful of cash under the noses of Super Sedan drivers and the sweet smell of the dollar notes is certain to take them to another level.

On Saturday the feature was the "Dash for Cash" with the winner taking the $5000 that was up for grabs.

Twenty-two drivers and only one pay cheque is guaranteed to provide frantic racing.

Not that there were 22 drivers taking the chequered flag at the end of the feature race and not all crossed the finish line in vehicles that were in a condition that could be considered pristine.

Staying away from the disasters that were happening around the track was Australian number one Darren Kane.

After qualifying for the feature in the pole position Kane took the lead and showed why he is known as "The Dominator", keeping his Mazda RX8 at the front of the pack for the whole 40 laps.

Kane was immaculate, but needed all his concentration and awareness as the drivers showed their eagerness to propel their powerful machines to the front of the queue.

The battle was on from early in the race.

After a delay to prepare the track which had cut up in the heats, the start of the "Dash for Cash" was subject to a couple of false starts.

Veteran racer Des Korn seemed to be at the centre of everything that went crunch, spinning-off to initiate the second restart without a lap being completed, then stopping to bring the race back in line before the action could even begin.

Korn worked his way though the field and seemed set to mount a challenge on Kane, but lost control midway through the forty laps, nudging the wall, and causing the fifth of six restarts. Stewards placed Korn last for this incident and from there he couldn't recover.

While Korn was consistently in bother his accidents were not the most spectacular of the night. …

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